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First Name: Charles

Last Name: Menoher

Birthplace: Johnstown, PA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Thomas

Date of Birth: 20 March 1862

Date of Death: 11 August 1930

Rank: Major General

Years Served:
Charles Thomas Menoher

Graduate, U.S. Military Academy, Class of 1886

•  Spanish-American War (1898)
•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Charles Thomas Menoher
Major General, U.S. Army

Charles Thomas Menoher was born on 20 March 1862 in Johnstown, PA.

Menoher graduated from West Point in 1886 and was a career officer. During the Spanish-American War, he served in Cuba and the Philippines.

Menoher was a member of the original General Staff of the Army beginning in 1903 and graduated from the Army War College in 1907, afterwards returning to Cuba as Provost Marshal. In June 1916, he was promoted to Colonel as Commander of the 5th Field Artillery Regiment. In August 1917, Menoher was promoted to Brigadier General as Commander of the American Expeditionary Force's Field Artillery School in France. In November, he was assigned as Assistant Division Commander of the 42nd (Rainbow) Infantry Division, which he later commanded.

Menoher participated in action in Luneville and Baccarat Sectors, and in the Champagne-Marne, St. Mihiel, and Meuse-Argonne Operations. In November 1918, he commanded VI Corps. After World War I, he commanded the Army Air Service, where he clashed with subordinate "Billy" Mitchell over the organization of military air resources.

He was promoted to Major General in 1921 and Commanded the 1st Infantry Division, 24th Infantry "Hawaiian" Division and IX Corps before retiring in 1926.


Menoher's son, Pearson (1892-1958), served in the Army during World War I, World War II and Korea, and retired as a Brigadier General. His son, Darrow (1896-1943), died during World War II as a Lieutenant Colonel. His son, William (1910-1978), was a career officer who retired as a Colonel in 1955. His eldest son, Charles (1891-1922), was U.S. Military Academy Class of 1915.

Death and Burial

Major General Charles Thomas Menoher died on 11 August 1930 in Washington, DC. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

Honoree ID: 2851   Created by: MHOH




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